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Parker Chase will be kicking off the 2018 season with TruSpeed AutoSport in the first Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) race of the year on the Streets of St. Petersburg. Taking place over the March 9-11 weekend, Chase will be piloting the #19 Vertical Bridge / New Braunfels Convention and Visitors Bureau / ProBalance Protein Water Audi R8. The talented 17-year-old has been preparing for the season by testing on the West Coast and will return to St. Petersburg, with his sights set on the top step of the podium.

“I am excited to start the season in St. Pete with TruSpeed AutoSport in the Audi R8 LMS. We have been testing the car to prepare for the start of the year. For the l, I was able to stand on the podium in St. Pete and I can’t wait to kick off this season and continue my quest towards race wins and a championship,” explained Chase. “With a new car and a new team, I am hungrier than ever.”

“Parker is a valuable asset to the TruSpeed family,” expressed TruSpeed Team Owner Tyler Tadevic. “I am ready to kick off the season with Parker and really look forward to having him partner with Ryan Dalziel in the SprintX races this year. Parker is a young driver with talent and motivation that is going to help us toward a successful season in PWC competition.”

With the 2018 season just around the corner, Parker has been busy promoting the Pirelli World Challenge program, his marketing partners, his team and himself with a host of events. Accepting an invitation to participate in several media events leading up to the event including the already completed PWC and Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Twitter Chat, Chase will now take part in the St. Petersburg Mayor’s Challenge Karting event and the Patrick Long Karting Charity in the week leading up to the opening round of the 2018 season.

“Honestly, it has been a big change from previous years for me,” added Chase. “In the past, we have entered multiple races across different series and in different countries and some would be added last minute. In 2018, I know when and where I will be racing and who I will be with.”

Parker Chase would like to thank his marketing partners for their continued support. A big thank you to Vertical Bridge, ProBalance Protein Water, New Braunfels Convention and Visitors Bureau, Sparco, Audi Sport, TruSpeed AutoSport, and RTD Media & Management. A special thank you to friends and family for all of their support including Terre Chase and Lance and Nikki Herell.

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